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Strange Deep-Sea Sharks Discovered on Fishing Expedition
By Angela Messina, August 17, 2012 @ 02:21 PM (EST)
Source: ourAmazingplanet

Graduate student Paul Clerkin recently accompanied a two month-long fishing expedition in the deep seas of the Indian Ocean. During the expedition, hundreds of strange and rare sharks were discovered—some of them new to science.

The sharks, found at a depth of about 6,500 feet in an area of undersea mountains, had a variety of odd features, including serrated spines, moon-like eyes, and pointed snouts.

Clerkin also found a false catshark, one of the more mysterious and rare sharks of the deep.

Although it’s sad to see so many sharks turning up as by-catch in trawling nets, at least some scientific knowledge of these little-known sharks was gained.

Read more about the discovery here.

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